Some top colleges and universities in the state of Mississippi include Mississippi College, William Carey University and Mississippi University for Women. Each ranks among U.S. News & World Report's Top 50 Regional Universities of the South.
The oldest institution in the state, Mississippi College receives praise for its 15-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and value and commitment to community service.
William Carey University in Hattiesburg is one of the most affordable private universities in America. It is also very selective, only accepting 50 percent of applicants.
True to its name, the Mississippi University for Women is comprised of more than 80 percent female students. The Columbus-based liberal arts school specializes in leadership preparation for women entering the workforce.